Traffic Signs

Letters to the Editor, March 26, 2013

Western New Territories has rail links. Photo: David Wong

The government appears to have a blind spot. It should look at the map of Hong Kong and see that 90 per cent of our land resources of nearly 110,000 hectares are in the New Territories, most of which remain undeveloped. Therefore, there is no need to deplete our precious sea resources and damage our beautiful coastline by reclamation.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 3:29am 3 comments

City drivers angered by confusing road signs

Motorists are fed up with not being able to read road signs easily because there are too many in one spot or the signs are parallel to the road.

In the first nine months of last year the Transport Advisory Committee received 74 complaints or suggestions concerning road signs, up 17 per cent on the previous corresponding period.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Girl, 12, in serious condition after bicycle is hit by car

A 12-year-old girl was in a serious condition in hospital last night after a bicycle on which she was riding pillion behind her mother on the way to school was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing.

30 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Footbridges are fine, but give us back our street-level crossings

I refer to the Director of Audit's report ('Millions spent to build subways and bridges to nowhere', November 29).

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

The chaos shift

Only a brave man or woman attempts to regulate the traffic flow in Beijing. With 1,000 new cars arriving on the already jammed roads every day - and cyclists who jump red lights at every opportunity - the city's traffic is notoriously anarchic and seemingly uncontrollable. But bringing order to the chaos is what traffic wardens, or jiaotong xieguan, try and do every day.

31 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Traffic co-ordinator lives life in the fast lane of nation's capital

What is your job like?

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

talk back

Q What measures would best improve public knowledge of traffic conditions?

8 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

A victory for the public over drivers' self-interest

Drivers who jump red lights are likely to face tougher penalties soon - and not before time. Tomorrow's vote in the Legislative Council has already been delayed for months in the face of opposition from professional drivers' groups, which some legislators have strongly supported.

5 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Flashing traffic-light warnings needed, says union

Hong Kong should introduce a traffic-light system that warns drivers of imminent changes to lights before increasing penalties for drivers who run red lights, a transport union says.

The Motor Transport Workers General Union also called on the government to speed up the introduction of red-light cameras.

31 May 2005 - 12:00am

No barrier to creativity

Times Square is always an obstacle course. If you do not trip over the photo-snapping tourists, there are the street vendors of everything from pretzels to portraits and scientology. Theatergoers, shoppers, office workers, fans outside MTV's studios, buskers, and the usual bunch of freaks; they all take up their bit of space at the crossroads of the world.

21 May 2005 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

Chung Hop, 52, wants the government to install timers at traffic lights to make it easier to know when a light will turn red.

From Quarry Bay to Tuen Mun

Fare: $335

20 May 2005 - 12:00am

Drivers ignore black-spot traffic lights

Drivers continue to flout traffic signals at the site of a fatal accident in North Point five months ago.

17 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Five demerit points for jumping red lights, transport chief vows

The transport chief vowed yesterday not to back down further on a proposal to increase the penalty for jumping red lights.

An original proposal suggested drivers lose eight points but officials now say it will be just five.

Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said it was out of the question to change the proposal to four points.

16 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Should the penalty points for jumping a red light be increased?

30 Oct 2004 - 12:00am


I refer to John Barclay's letter headlined 'Bad drivers ignored' (South China Morning Post, January 6), concerning countdown devices at traffic lights.

The countdown devices for pedestrians currently installed at 10 sites are part of a trial scheme.

Under this trial we will evaluate the effectiveness of the device and pedestrians' response to it.

21 Jan 2003 - 12:00am